Dr. Sadie Johnson Carter was born and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Carter set out to become a teacher by attending Elizabeth City State University in 1968, graduating cum laude in May of 1972. She began her career as a teacher in Newport News, Virginia. Carter taught school for six years before entering a Master’s program to become a Guidance Counselor at Hampton University, completing that program in May, 1978. Post graduation, she was hired in Williamsburg, Virginia as an elementary counselor. Over the next 16 years, she served students as an elementary, middle and high school counselor in Williamsburg, Norfolk and back to Newport News. Carter eventually moved to Human Resources in July of 1993, where she staffed 30 schools and many other facilities throughout the school system. In 2001, Carter left Human Resources and became the Director of Alternative Programs for Newport News Public Schools. With the support of the school superintendent and assistance of many churches, the court system and other agencies, she was able to help troubled youth and their families as they struggled with day to day survival in an educational environment that maybe non-traditional. Carter completed her terminal degree at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg Virginia, in the area of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2003. There she was credentialed as a superintendent and for many other leadership positions in the school system. Carter retired from service as an educator in the State of Virginia after 35.5 years of service and began her career as an educator in the State of North Carolina, in 2003. She became the Human Resource Director in Johnston County Schools. Carter leads many workshops and trainings in the community. She is a public speaker and is asked often to lead workshops on effective communication and building positive relationships. After speaking on the campus of (then) Saint Augustine’s College in the fall of 2010, she was invited to assume the role of adjunct professor in the department of Business. Since January of 2011, she has taught the Human Resource Management class. She has now assumed the role of Assistant Vice President for Human Resources after retiring from North Carolina State Service. Over the past 40 years, she has received much feedback from individuals that she has encountered as an educator. She continues to advise, mentor, and monitor the progress of many of her former students, all of which are employed in an education setting. On September 7.2012, She will receive recognition and an Award from Elizabeth City State University as an Outstanding Educator.